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This CRISPR startup thinks that mammoths can save the Arctic. Is it right?
A new company co-founded by gene-editing pioneer George Church wants to disrupt climate change and conservation by resurrecting the woolly mammoth.
This rainbow-scaled lizard lived anonymously in the Andes—until now
The Feiruz wood lizard is one of more than a dozen recently found Peruvian creatures.
An urban cemetery is a surprising sanctuary for fantastic fungi
Spaces for the dead are becoming stepping stones to wildlife discovery.
Scientists confirm that squirrels are amazing gymnasts
Smarts and skills are necessary for the creature's acrobatic skills.
Shark Week may be hurting, not helping, its namesake creature
More focus on conservation, and less on gore, is necessary to truly help shark species.
Birders behold: Cornell’s Merlin app is now a one-stop shop for bird identification
The app’s new 'Shazam for birds' feature was made possible through citizen science. Here's how it all works—and why you should download it.
Wild birds don’t need your backyard feeders to survive
Birds like chickadees use our feeders as more of a snack then a main course.
Willow trees could be a sustainable (and beautiful) way to treat wastewater
The trees not only filter waste, but benefit from the extra nutrients.
These ancient deep-sea fish can live five times as long as biologists expected
Coelacanths have been roaming the oceans for millions of years.
Can we untangle ecology from its baked-in colonial biases?
Colonial legacies within science are difficult to untangle, but the work is crucial.